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picture-114Update – April 27, 2009: Rumor - Verizon in talks to get iTablet device? Read report and watch video > HERE

Note: This report and video is interesting, but treat with skepticism. Apple is highly unlikely to develop a CDMA (EVDO) iPhone, and they’ve said as much. Apple may however be chatting with Verizon about an iPhone in 2011 on the new (on the drawing board) 4G LTE network. It’s also possible that Apple would talk with Verizon about new Macs and/or a new iTablet with WWLAN support for mobile networks. Verizon might well subsidize any Apple device that requires an on contract subscription.

Sascha Sagen has some interesting thoughts on a possibly orchestrated Verizon whispering campaign designed to draw attention away from the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre. Read > HERE  

Cook and Jobs

Cook and Jobs

About that Apple netbook … Think tablet

April 22, 2009 – During today’s Apple (AAPL) Q2 earnings conference call, an analysts asked if Apple was considering entering the netbook space. Apple COO (and acting CEO) Tim Cook, all but dismissed that idea, suggesting that most netbook offerings today do not deliver a very good consumer experience. Then Tim Cook said something more interesting …

“…we do look at the space and are interested to see how customers respond to it. People who want a small computer, so to speak, that does browsing and email might want to buy an iPod touch or they might want to buy an iPhone. And so we have other products to accomplish what people are buying a netbook for. So in that particular way we “play” on an indirect basis. And then of course if we find a way where we can deliver an innovative product that really makes a contribution, then we’ll do that. We have some interesting ideas in this space. The product pipeline is fantastic for the Mac.”

Dan Frommer and Henry Blodget talk about an Apple iTablet device. Watch video > HERE

More video on the rumored Apple iTablet (iPod Touch HD) > HERE

tablet concept - courtesy desinformado

tablet concept - courtesy desinformado

 

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T-Mobile to move right to 4G LTE

hero200806091iPhonAsia comment: Somewhere in the recesses of Apple’s Cupertino campus, you can bet your bottom dollar that Apple engineers are hard at work on next generation iPhone models. It’s a safe bet that a future iPhone 4G will support the Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol.  

The laptop will soon fit into your pocket.  Apple will be at the cutting edge of smartphone/pocket computers and 4G LTE will provide the necessary speed. 

Carriers committed to 4G LTE: T-Mobile, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo, Verizon. and AT&T. NOTE: AT&T Mobility has stated that they intend on upgrading to LTE as their 4G technology, but will introduce HSUPA and HSPA+ as bridge standards. AT&T will save its LTE trials until 2010 .

China Mobile to accelerate TD-LTE network > Details HERE

T-Mobile to skip HSPA+, move right to 4G LTE

picture-12After remaining silent for quite some time, T-Mobile on Tuesday confirmed its plans for its 4G LTE network, as well as what it will do with its current 3G ltenetwork.Unstrung reports that T-Mobile is excluding HSPA+ from its network expansion plans, instead opting to focus purely on LTE, mainly due to matters of efficiency. “If I need to invest into more hardware, I think it’s better to start early [with LTE],” said Joachim Horn, Chief Technology Officer. “LTE is a more future-oriented technology.”
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